BDN: Maine families deserve better than Congress’ flawed tax bills

This blog post was written by MCA Board Member Pam Day and originally appeared in December 14, 2017 edition of the Bangor Daily News. Read the full op-ed here. With responsible planning and smart investing today, our state can prosper now and into the future. This is especially true when it comes to our children … More BDN: Maine families deserve better than Congress’ flawed tax bills

BDN Letter to the Editor: Tax credits reduce poverty

Letter to the editor by MCA Board Member Margaret Leitch Copeland. Read the original letter published in the Bangor Daily News July 17, 2015.  I applaud Gary Laweryson for his July 8 BDN OpEd, which highlighted how the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit boost the financial security of veterans and service … More BDN Letter to the Editor: Tax credits reduce poverty

Public investments reduce child poverty rate

A new report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that the federal government’s official poverty measure created in the 1960s uses outdated information on how U.S. families are faring today, failing to illustrate the effect of programs designed to help them.  The new KIDS COUNT® Data Snapshot, Measuring Access to Opportunity in … More Public investments reduce child poverty rate

Projected benefits of President Obama’s early learning initiative

A new report released today by the National Women’s Law Center and the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Raising Smart, Healthy Kids: Expanding Early Education Initiatives with Funding from the Federal Tobacco Tax, takes a detailed look at the impact of President Obama’s proposal to expand early childhood education and fund it with a 94¢ increase in the federal … More Projected benefits of President Obama’s early learning initiative